Russell Wooldridge

Senior Director of Business Development, DRI International

Russell Wooldridge, CBCV, is charged with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of DRI’s business development, sales operations and special projects. His role consists of managing business opportunities in North America and coordinating the development of new products from developing markets in the public sector and healthcare as well as producing conference events and webinars.

Mr. Wooldridge brings extensive knowledge of public affairs, marketing and business development to DRI as well as experience working in various cross-cultural situations. As a contractor for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Goddard Space Flight Center, he has worked in international affairs, public affairs and scientific delegation management. In the private sector, he has created marketing and sales plans for businesses in a many areas including non-profit, faith-based programs, the tradeshow products industry and entertainment companies, such as Lucasfim, Ltd. He has significant delegation experience in Japan, Germany and Russia and operational experience with Chinese and Saudi counterparts in the US. He also has extensive experience in direct customer service in government relations, international affairs and direct sales.

Mr. Wooldridge received his Master of Arts in International Economics and Risk Assessment from the Dominican University of California. His undergraduate degree in International Relations is from Virginia State University, where he graduated with high honors. He lives with his wife and youngest of two daughters in Elkridge, Maryland.